This book chronicles a group of “haves” and “have nots” as they grapple with the American Dream. Fitzgerald portrays Jay’s struggles of chasing the past and changing the future within the landscape of America’s post-war economic boom.
1984 takes place in the future time of 1984 when the totalitarian government watches over everyone and directs all activities. Winston, the main protagonist, works for the government, rewriting history to match the superstate’s wishes.
To Kill a Mockingbird, a Pulitzer-prize winner, takes a closer look at racism, inequality, and segregation. The story revolves around Atticus Finch, a sympathetic and just lawyer, and his two daughters (Scout and Jem) and their journey of understanding the world’s injustices.
After reading many chivalric romances, the book’s protagonist Alonso Quijano embarks on a quest to revive chivalry. Longing to be like his literary heroes, Quijano eventually loses touch with reality — mistaking windmills as giants and prostitutes as princesses.
True crime at its finest. Truman Capote draws you into Holcomb, Kansas, and the brutal slaying of an entire family. When Capote hears about the quadruple murder, he heads out to Kansas to investigate. Capote documents his discoveries, interviews, and the psyches of killers Perry Smith and Richard Hickock as if it was a novel.
Science continually makes headlines, but sometimes those topics are challenging to understand. Neil deGrasse Tyson, America’s top astrophysicist, penned the Astrophysics for People in a Hurry to fill the information gap.